Phyllocnistis citrella
Phyllocnistis citrella
Vacated mine on Citrus sp. • Devon • © Phil Barden

15.0931 BF366b

Phyllocnistis citrella

Stainton, 1856

Wingspan c.4mm.

This adventive species is occasionally found on imported Ctrus plants. The larvae form a silvery serpentine mine on the leaves of the host plant.

It is now found world wide but in Britain is found on imported plants. The larvae pupates under an overturned part of the leaf margin.

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